RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 08:31:43 -0400

Yes, a legal writer is a technical writer, and you do not have to be a
lawyer to be a legal writer.

A technical writer is performing one or more of the subsets of technical
writing.


Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren [mailto:lauren -at- writeco -dot- net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:45 AM
To: 'Bonnie Granat'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

> From: Bonnie Granat

> In the classical view, technical writing is the general area and all
> other divisions are under it:
>
> Technical Writing:
>
> - Manufacturing procedure writing
> - Business procedure writing
> - Financial writing
> - Government writing
> - Legislative writing
> - Software documentation
> - Marketing writing
> - Business writing
> - Legal writing
> - Scientific writing
> - Civil engineering documentation
> - Medical writing
> - Proposal writing
> - Grant writing
> - Others
>
> In the classical view, all of the above are known as technical
> writing.

If this were true, then it should follow that a technical writer could be a
legal writer. We know this is not true because lawyers are legal writers.
So if legal writing and all the other types of writing that you mention are
under the umbrella of technical writing are performed by people qualified to
perform those types of writing, then what type of writing is a technical
writer performing? Generic technical writing?

Lauren




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